21 Quick and Easy Keto Meals

By March 23, 2019

21 Quick Keto Meals #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet

Quick keto meals, ready in 25 minutes or less! I’ve got you covered with options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

One of the things I’ve learned about myself and my cooking style: I crave meals that are deliciously nourishing, made from whole foods, and can be thrown together quickly with minimal effort… because life is busy, and making a healthy keto meal shouldn’t add to the craziness.

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And, you’ve asked me to do another keto recipe book focused on wholesome un-fancy recipes:

  • The way I cook at home when I’m in a hurry
  • Using common items
  • Using easily accessible ingredients
  • With limited ingredients in each recipe
  • Made in under 30 minutes

So, when I set out to write my second paperback, it was really important to me to make complete meals with a main dish and sides that were quick and easy. Need a full keto dinner made with real, ingredients, ready in 25 minutes or less? Yep, we can do that. Need that keto dinner to be yummy and satisfying? You got it.

It’s no sweat, the only thing you have to figure out is which meal to start with!

These meals are just a hint of what’s in my newest paperback, The Keto Diet Cookbook.

I haven’t included all of the recipes from the book below… but, here are 2 recipes you can take for a spin:

Get 2 sample recipes from The Keto Diet Cookbook!

And if you’re just dying to dig into all of these delicious quick keto recipes, you can be one of the first to flip through the book by pre-ordering The Keto Diet Cookbook.

Preorder at your favorite bookstore, or via these online outlets: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books a Million | Indie Bound | Indigo | Amazon.ca | Walmart

And, when ya pre-order the book, enter to win your very own $500 keto pantry bundle.

Alright, let’s jump in!

Full Meal Deal

Full Meal Deal (page 126)

Make a bunch of my keto Mug Biscuits on page 134, slice them, and freeze them… then this recipe takes just 13 minutes to throw together! This recipe makes a great start to every day: loads of greens from avocado mash and spinach, plus a bright pop of flavor from chimichurri.

Cross-Country Scrambler

Cross-Country Scrambler (page 130)

Bacon, butternut squash, and bell peppers take a classic breakfast dish to the next level. You can add cheese to this if that’s your thing, or top with my Avocado Lime Dressing (page 84) or Basil Vinaigrette & Marinade (page 88) for extra flavor!

Something Different Breakfast Sammy

Something Different Breakfast Sammy (page 146)

If you’re looking to mix up the typical lettuce wrap, this is going to blow your mind! Ditch the lettuce wrap for an avocado, and pile high with your favorite sammy selections. YUM!

Super Breakfast Combo

Super Breakfast Combo (page 148)

Chocolate + matcha latte for breakfast = the ultimate keto breakfast power couple. I mean, why choose between chocolate and a latte when you can have both and feel satiated for hours?

Salmon Salad Cups

Salmon Salad Cups (page 158)

Switching gears for lunch time… These Salmon Salad Cups are a perfectly light keto lunch for any day of the year! I stock up on canned salmon when it’s on sale and save it for recipes like this one: easy to make and so flavorful.

Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad (page 164)

Really short on time? All you have to do is drain, chop, slice, drizzle, and toss, then boom: a super satisfying, Italian-inspired, keto-friendly dish, ready in minutes.

Speckled Salad

Speckled Salad (page 172)

This salad is the queen of all salads. Maybe you’re thinking, “Leanne, it’s just a salad… what makes this one so special?” The lemon, healthy oils, fresh herbs… the… mint? Mint in a salad? Yes, salads will never be the same for you after you’ve tried this one.

Keto Lasagna Casserole

Keto Lasagna Casserole (page 174)

My husband, Kevin, loves, loves lasagna, even more than pizza. Making pans of lasagna isn’t my cup of tea (too much work!), so I started making this super-easy keto lasagna casserole, seasoned with garlic, onion, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, salt, red pepper… it’s so delicious, and we just spoon into bowls and eat. There’s more lasagna in Kevin’s life, and I’m not going crazy in the kitchen slicing and layering ingredients and cooking for days on end. Win-win!

Kale Salad with Spicy Lime-Tahini Dressing

Kale Salad with Spicy Lime-Tahini Dressing (page 176)

The real star of this salad is the dressing, let’s be honest. Lots of spice and heat, acid from lime juice, and a creamy tahini base… just drizzle it over everything, starting with the salad base I created for this recipe!

Sammies with Basil Mayo

Sammies with Basil Mayo (page 186)

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? When there’s a crazy-good sauce all up in there, it’s the best keto lunch a girl could ask for. I love ham and turkey (nitrate-free) but you could really use any of your favorite deli meats, just don’t skimp on the basil mayo, okay?

BLT-Stuffed Avocados

BLT-Stuffed Avocados (page 190)

If keto has you missing a classic BLT, I’ve got great news for you: these BLT-Stuffed Avocados are super delicious, keto-friendly, and the addition of avocado and chicken is just the best. Need more volume? Serve on a bed of lettuce.

More recipes in The Keto Diet Cookbook!

Preorder at your favorite bookstore, or via these online outlets: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books a Million | Indie Bound | Indigo | Amazon.ca | Walmart

Noodles & Glazed Salmon

Noodles & Glazed Salmon (page 200)

Perfectly cooked salmon, glazed with a sugar-free Asian-inspired sauce, served atop a bed of keto-friendly noodles. If you’ve never tried konjac noodles, this recipe will make a great first impression, or you can swap the noodles out for your favorite spiralized veggies.

Shhh Sliders

Shhh Sliders (page 224)

Sardines aren’t something many of us gravitate toward when we’re hungry, but these mini burgers might change your mind! This recipe is so good that I made it multiple times while writing the book. It’s my go-to meal when we’re hungry and I have very little time to create something fancy. Even my sardine-hating husband asks for it!

Cabbage & Sausage with Bacon

Cabbage & Sausage with Bacon (page 228)

Tender cabbage cooked in beef broth with Mexican style chorizo, bacon, onions, and garlic. This recipe is so simple, but the flavors are out of this world. Want to make it now? Get the recipe.

Breaded Shrimp Salad

Breaded Shrimp Salad (page 254)

This salad couldn’t be easier to whip up. And the combination of the almond flour coating, the coconut oil used for frying, and the chipotle mayo dressing makes for one heck of a fat-bomb salad!


Tapenade (page 272)

If you’re craving a savory snack, this recipe is going to be right up your alley. I could live on tapenade. In fact, while writing this book, I nearly did! Amazing on its own or with celery sticks, pepperoni slices, or pork rinds, it makes the perfect midday snack or light meal.

Strawberry Shortcake Coconut Ice

Strawberry Shortcake Coconut Ice (page 306)

Onto my favorite part of any cookbook: the sweet stuff. This recipe is so refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness. Plus! No ice cream maker required. You can effortlessly whip up this frozen delight in just 5 minutes. I didn’t want to wait till summer to share this with you — get the recipe for this keto-friendly dessert now!

Cinnamon Bombs

Cinnamon Bombs (page 314)

When I’m in a hurry and need something fatty, this is my go-to fat bomb. It’s easy, the ingredients are commonplace, and it tastes like a melted cinnamon bun!

Egg Cream

Egg Cream (page 340)

If you’re craving something sippable, sparkling, and chocolatey, this recipe is all three. Can’t handle egg? Don’t worry, I made this recipe egg-free, but kept the name :)

The Ultra Green

The Ultra Green (page 358)

If you love the taste of vegetables and can’t get enough greenery into your body, this refreshing drink is for you. If you’re not a huge fan of the color green or you can’t have a salad without oodles of dressing, then it’s probably best to pass on this one — hardcore veggie lovers only!

Get 2 free keto recipes!

That’s all the previews I’ve got for today, but if you’re hungry, you can try out two recipes before anyone else: get the recipes for Cabbage & Sausage with Bacon and Strawberry Shortcake Coconut Ice!

There’s nothing better than picking up a cookbook and getting excited over all the good meals you’re going to make. Like, “I CAN DO THIS!”

Preorder at your favorite bookstore, or via these online outlets: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books a Million | Indie Bound | Indigo | Amazon.ca | Walmart

And, when you pre-order before April 9, don’t forget to enter to win a $500 keto pantry bundle.

Easy, simple, delicious, not too fancy, limited ingredients, bold flavor, easy to find ingredients… I really kept all of these things in mind when planning the recipes inside The Keto Diet Cookbook. I can’t wait to hear what you think of my newest paperback, and to see what you cook up!

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